It’s no coincidence that composer Philip Glass and This American Life host Ira Glass have the same last name: They’re second cousins. On today’s Fresh Air, we replay excerpts from an onstage conversation between Ira and Philip in honor of the latter’s 75th birthday.
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Corning’s Gorilla Glass isn’t totally unbreakable, as anyone who’s dropped a smartphone knows. But it’s twice as durable as regular glass—at half the thickness. How do they do it? Dave Velasquez, director of marketing and commercial operations for Gorilla Glass, talks about the innovations that make this ultrastrong, ultralight glass possible.
The Secret to Making Gorilla Glass — Gorilla Glass isn’t unbreakable. But it’s twice as durable as regular glass — at half the thickness.
Philip Glass & Strippers — Kurt Andersen asks whether stripping is art — or at least, enough like art to win tax-exempt status in a case before a New York court. Philip Glass explains how his generation of avant-garde artists busted out of obscurity. And from all the listeners who participated in our Remix Challenge, DJ/rupture picks a winner.